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Subject: Paranormal Romance Suggestions?
Date Posted: 1/17/2008 5:37 PM ET
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I have been reading and am in love with Katie Macalister, Charlaine Harris, and just recently, Stephenie Meyers. I also love Janet Evanovich, and enjoyed Diana Gabaldon (even though it was a bit slow starting). I really need to get into another series. I have a few Laurel K Hamilton books but I havent read them yet. Any more suggestions? I want something AMAZING. :)

Date Posted: 1/17/2008 8:00 PM ET
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I would definately recommend J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series, which starts with Dark Lover.  There and 5 so far, and it is an excellent series.  I would also read the Laurell K books, Anita Blake and Merry Gentry.  All were good, but some don't like all the sex in them.  Didn't bother me, I love her writing and can't wait to get to the next ones so I can finally see what happens.  :)

You could also check out these authors.  They were all good, and I am anxious to read the next in the series by all of them

Keri Arthur, Sunny, Michelle Rowan, Kimberly Raye, Alexis Morgan, Cheyenne McCray, Erin McCarthy and Tate Halloway to name a few. 


Date Posted: 1/17/2008 8:53 PM ET
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In addition to the excellent choices suggested by Paula, I'd add Nalini Singh (Psy series), Jacquelyn Frank, Kathy Love (Young brother series), and of course Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter series, which is what got me turned on to this genre to start with. 

Date Posted: 1/18/2008 12:49 PM ET
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I really enjoy Kelley Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld series.  I have also read Kate Douglas's Wold Tales series.  Kate Douglas's books are not for everyone.  Her writing can be very explict at times but the characters and story lines are also well developed.   I am a HUGE dark-hunter fan and seem to be flying through the series. 

Good luck!

Date Posted: 1/18/2008 2:07 PM ET
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I have to agree with Dawn, the dark hunter series from Sherrilyn Kenyon is what really hooked me onto the Parnanormal genre.  I want to get into a new paranormal series but I'm not sure which ones are as good as the dark hunters.  Any suggestions?

Date Posted: 1/18/2008 2:53 PM ET
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Well than don't read anything I suggested!  I hated Kenyon...I read one book and that was enough for me!

Subject: dark hunter series
Date Posted: 1/19/2008 12:22 AM ET
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I am looking for paranormal ROMANCE books.....are these just paranormal...or paranormal romance? thank you for all of the suggestions, i look forward to reading them all.

Date Posted: 1/19/2008 12:33 AM ET
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nothing will beat j.r. ward's black dager brotherhood books, but the kenyon's darkhunters come close.  :) 

stephanie rowe is light-hearted fun (first book is so-so, but the second in the series isgreat; 4 total), similar in style (but not plot) to erin mccarthy.  maryjanice davidson rocks!  similar humor to katie macalister.  rowena cherry is more sci-fi-ish, but good.  gena showalter has a good series going on about altantis.  i think the best one is 'the pleasure slave', but a friend of mine insists that 'the stone prince' is the best.  michelle bardsley is a delight too.  julie kenner fits is this group as more good-time, less bone-chilling.

robin t. popp is not as funny, but the writing is top-notch.  jennifer ashley is new on the paranormal romance scene.  jennifer rardin is darker too, but i like her.  much harsher tone is patricia briggs, rebecca york and one of my new favorites, rachel vincent.  good stuff all three.  cheyenne mccray is wonderful, but more dark. 

i like the list of authors mentioned by paula too.  kathy love is cute, as is michelle rowen.  kimberly raye is a hoot.  oh and susan grant will crack you up.

you also might want to check out several epublishers.  there is a ton of paranormal romance out there; these recommendations don't even make a dent in what's available.  :)  happy reading.


Subject: wow
Date Posted: 1/19/2008 2:59 AM ET
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wow, thank you so much... I just added a lot of those authors to my reminder's lists.....I must do some more reading...there is so much out there! I can't wait til I am done with school so i can just read all the time!

Date Posted: 1/19/2008 8:22 AM ET
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For humor, vamps and sex, look into Erin McCarthy's Vegas Vampire series. 

Date Posted: 1/19/2008 7:00 PM ET
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Let me see,some of my  faves are:

The Warriors Of Poseidon by Alyssa Day

The Paladin series by Alexis Morgan

The Midnight Breed series by Lara Adrian

The Dream Guardians by Slyvia Day

Christine Feehan's Carpathian and Ghostwalker series

Kresley Cole,my mind is drawing a blank...can't remember the name of the series...arg!

Oh! And Lora Leigh's Breed series

Marjorie M.Liu...Dirk & Steele I think i t's called

The Mageverse series by Angela Knight

ok,I'm stopping now.

Date Posted: 1/20/2008 3:22 PM ET
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Kresley Cole series is the Immortals After Dark. I started reading it this weekend and am definitely hooked. I don't have Book 3, so I think I'll have to go to Barnes and Noble today and get it.

Playing Easy to Get (Short story introducing series)

Book 1: A Hunger Like No Other (Mar 2006)

Book 2: No Rest for the Wicked (Oct 2006)

Book 3: Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night (Oct 2007)

Book 4: Dark Needs at Night's Edge (May 2008)

Book 5: Dark Desires After Dusk (June 2008)


Date Posted: 2/3/2008 7:09 PM ET
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My first introduction to paranormal romance was anything by Barbara Michaels (try her trilogy, Ammie Come Home, Shattered Silk and Stitches in Time) - all her books are pretty much keepers for me! The early LKH Anita Blake books are more mystery (and absolutely fabulous!) than romance, but then they degrade after about 5 or 6 into sex scenes with no plotline (my opinion is that they're not worth reading which is depressing after such a fab start). I didn't care for Kenyon's books, but Charlaine Harris' So Vampire and Grave series I think are great.
Subject: Paranormal Romances
Date Posted: 2/5/2008 6:18 PM ET
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There are so many Great Paranormal Romance books out there; that there are some for all tastes. Here are just a few off the top of my head.

If you like Vampires with Humor & Romance:

Betsy the Vampire Queen  Series (6 books) by Mary Janice Davidson

Dark Ones Series (6 books, don't let the name fool you) by Katie MacAlister

If you like Mixed Paranormal Creatures together + HOT Romance:

Riley Jensen Series by Keri Arthur

Breeds Series by Lora Leigh

Mixed Paranormal Creatures:

Southern Vampire Series by Charlaine Harris

Mercy Thompson Series by Patricia Briggs

If you like Science Fiction/Futuristic:

(Unearthed, Unleashed, Unmasked...) by CJ Barry

Harmony/Ghost Hunter Series by Jayne Castle

Linnea Sinclair (I love her style)

Well there are more out there and in my head, but Mayhem & Pandemonium (aka my kids) have come home, so I must be off.


I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be. – Douglas Adams

Date Posted: 2/11/2008 10:17 PM ET
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I'm just adding some more that may not have been mentioned.  I hope you don't mind if I just list the author, I can't remember all the titles at the top of my head.  Some of these are pretty good but not my favs just more for you to check out.  So you might also try:

Linda Winstead Jones - she hsa 2 trilogies which are very good

Gwen Rowley -knights the #3 book was really good,  I think that was my find of of 2007!!- it actually made me cry!

Susan Squires -earlier vampire books are better

Rebecca York-werewolves

Anna Windsor- these books have not come out yet but look good

Jennifer Armintrout -vampire

Deidre Knight -also futuristic

Tate Hallaway -lighter vampire

Jenna Black -vampire

Jen Holling -lighter paranormal set historical time

Elizabeth Vaughan -futuristic

Alexandra Ivy -very good vampire especially the last book

Lynn Viehl -vampires

Catherine Asaro- writes Futuristic romances but her works vary

Rachel Caine- this series just keeps going

Jayne Ann Krentz - writes some lighter paranormal romance

Rachel Vincent -werewolves

Kerrelyn Sparks -writes funny vampire

Lara Adrian -vampire

Patti O-Shea-Futuristic

Sharie Kohler

Kresley Cole was mentioned before but I cannot stress how good she is I cried in her books too!

Anne Bishop -more fantasy but, it just pulls you in

Eileen Wilks-werewolves- her first couple are good

Kelley St. John-these are blaze books from Harlequin, just something different. I also think there are some blaze books which are TT

Kelley Armstrong -on my auto-buy, never been dissappointed

Annette Blair -witches very light hearted, think you might like

Stobie Piel is an excellent wiriter, she is on my auto-buy -her characters are wonderful

Gen Showalter- amazing author

PC Cast, Kristin Cast- house of night- more young adult but I was impressed like Stephenie Meyer

Also, a lot of the Luna books published by Harlequin are supposed to be fantasy romance books, the Poison Study by Maria Snyder was particuarly good and Jeri Smith-Ready crow series


Okay, I'm getting into this and gonna include some real obsure ones, some are my all time favs:

Roberta Gellis -also wrote some paranormal based on Greek mythology I liked Thrice Bound

Rosemary Edghill- wrote a fantastic TT Met by Moonlight?- it blew me away

Jill Barnett-Bewitching

Heather Cullman Stronger Than Magic

Michelle Crean -Dancer of the Sixth- WOW futuristic ( I have 3 copies just in case)

Kathleen Kane wrote a sweet series of paranormal but her stand out was a TT This Time for Keeps

Sherwood Smith  Crown series- more young adult but mesmermizing

Claudia Edwards- Taming the Forest King

Elaine Corvidae- heard about her but never read


Also, you didn't specify but I must add if you are into more HEAT in your books:

Elizabeth Amber

Lora Leigh -Breed series


Hope this helps! :)

Subject: Lighter paranormal
Date Posted: 2/28/2008 12:20 AM ET
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I love love love anything by Jude Devereaux too--some of her stuff is historical romance which I do not love usually, but her characters are so entertaining, I even like them.  I really liked the forever series, and she has a few books that touch on paranormal topics as well.  I also love--for light reading--Nora Roberts trilogies.  JD Robb(which is also Nora Roberts) is a really entertaining futuristic series.  One of my new favorites is Julie Kenner's series about the Adventures of a Demon Hunting Soccer Mom.  So funny!

Date Posted: 2/28/2008 2:16 AM ET
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wow, I doubt I will ever be able to read all of these...thanks so much. I am also trying to star writing my own paranormal romance.... Its fun...but I'm not sure I am quite up to standards with some of the authors mentioned above...

Date Posted: 3/8/2008 5:09 AM ET
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Anyone know how the Silhouette Nocturne books are? I have 3 - the Raintree Trilogy and am on the 2nd one now and really like these so far. I've requested a couple others from someone here and ordered 3 from eharlequin-merline lovelace's and 2 by Rhyannon Byrd that start a series(pre-ordered for Apri on 2 of these). I'm sorta new-ish to this genre and like romance and light on the violence. I think what I'm liking with these 3 Raintree books is that they're people with extra powers..not turning into animals though I think 2 I've orderd are wolves so I'm gonna try those.

Date Posted: 3/8/2008 2:42 PM ET
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The Raintree Books are good. Also, everyone needs to try Jean Johnson. She's got a great series out. The first one is The Sword.

Marie W.

Date Posted: 3/8/2008 5:27 PM ET
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I saw 2 of the Jean Johnson books at my UBS, wasn't sure whether to start them or not - might have to check them out closer.  Thanks.

Date Posted: 3/12/2008 8:30 PM ET
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Christine Feehan's Drake sisters books are paranormal romance. Her Ghostwalker series is good but much steamier.